Roger perfected the “judo chop,” that magical, Kirk-Fu-like move that could render a foe unconcious whether delivered to the neck, the upper back, the stenum, I don’t know maybe even the kneecap. I think that’s what Tom’s going for as opposed to any “Bruce Lee” vibe. In fact, I always assumed Austin Power’s habit of using this magical move – while actually yelling “Judo CHOP!” – was intended as a nod to Roger’s “fighting” style. The equally lethal “loafer kick” was probably too hard to juggle. LOL
Bear in mind I say all that as a guy whose favorite Bond is Moore. And when you’ve already got one guy with the martini and another with the gun, you need to start getting more creative. If anyone was going to get a weapon, it needed to be Tim. I don’t know that I see Pierce as a bigger “womanizer” than Roger, but hey. I definitely love the fact that Craig looks like he’s been through a blender.
In the earlier print, Tom had Roger reversed, with his hair part and cheek mole on the wrong side, as he later realized. This one corrects that and features a much better image of Laz in particular. Tim, Pierce and Daniel seem unchanged from the first go-round.